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How To Clean Jackets at Home

As the last few months of the year approach, along with cooling temperatures, many of us will begin digging into our closets for more layers. Jackets come in many textiles and styles. But one thing is constant, cleaning them can seem like a daunting task. We have gathered a guide for the best ways to clean the most popular fabrications of coats and jackets right at home. 

Fleece

 

Fleece is a cold-weather staple, popping up inside of leggings and sweatshirts. Warm and fluffy it may not seem possible to clean, but fear not it can be washed right at home. 

  1. Turn the garment inside out.
  2. Don’t wash with other pieces that can give off lint or pet hair. Alone or with other similar items is best.
  3. Toss in the washer and use the permanent-press cycle.
  4. You can tumble dry on low, but air drying is best to prolong the life of your fleece clothing.

Down

 

Down comes in a variety of material blends, so make sure you always consult the tag on your pieces before proceeding. However, most down items follow the same simple steps to clean. 

  1. Load into your washing with detergent. Alone or with other similar items is best.
  2. Wash with cool or warm water on a gentle cycle.
  3. Dry on low heat with wool or tennis balls to gently fluff the down.
  4. Hang to finish drying.

Denim

 

Whether it’s Levi or acid wash, denim jackets are soaring back on to the scene. Just like your favorite pair of blue jeans, denim jackets are super simple to clean at home. 

  1. Treat any stain spots. We prefer enzyme cleaner Biz Stain & Odor Eliminator. 
  2. Hand washing is ideal, in cold water with a bit of detergent.
  3. If you want to utilize a machine, use a short, gentle cycle with cold water. Make sure to turn the garment inside out and wash alone.
  4. Lay on a flat surface to dry.

Wool

 

Wool is a natural fiber which means it requires delicate handling. These coats tend to be more structured with padding and linings that cannot be washed. Wool jackets are definitely a special-care clothing item.

To clean wool coats you will want to pick up an at-home dry cleaning kit. Dryel At-Home Dry Cleaning is one of the best on the market. Here are the steps:

  1. Treat stains with Dryel On-The-Go stain pen.
  2. Place in Fabric Protection Bag with Dryer-Activated Cleaner Cloth.
  3. Tumble in your dryer on MEDIUM HEAT for 15-30 minutes.
  4. Promptly remove and hang to dry.